There are more than 2 million survivors of rape living in California.


The long-term empowerment of survivors requires a foundation for them to be their own voice.


Promoting the norms and behaviors that we want to see.


Supporting policies that encourage system changes to aid survivors.


Oct 5 2015
Teaching Affirmative Consent in High School Health Education

Last week, Governor Brown signed SB 695 which requires that public high schools teach students about affirmative consent. This legislation builds upon the success of SB 967 (2014) which established the affirmative consent standard for colleges’ investigation of sexual assaults on campus.

At CALCASA, we work everyday to inspire a cultural shift where sexual violence is not […]

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Sep 18 2015
Founding Mothers of the Movement

The founding mothers of the movement against sexual assault, Gloria Sandoval, Chief Executive Director of STAND! For Families Free of Violence, Beckie Masaki, Co-Driector of the Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, and Alva Moreno, former Director of Sexual Assault Crisis Services at YWCA Greater Los Angeles, gave insight into their many years of work in the field. […]

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Sep 16 2015
Valerie Jarrett at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, was introduced by Carrie Bettinger-Lopez, White House Advisor on Violence Against Women and shared her goals for the movement against sexual assault with the 2015 National Sexual Conference plenary session audience.

Valerie B. Jarrett is a […]

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Mar 28 2015
Shifting Boundaries: Lessons on Relationships for Students in Middle School: A Training Workshop
Shifting Bounaries: lesson on relationships for studenrts in middle school

The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) are pleased to offer this special training to support local community based organizations in their sexual violence prevention efforts. The focus of this training is for those organizations working in the middle school setting. There is no registration cost to […]

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Oct 1 2013
Materials from August 27, 2013 CDPH Pre-conference training institute


On Tuesday August 27, 2013 Alexis Marbach from the Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence led a training for California RPE grantees. The training, entitled “Logic Models for Prevention Programming II” explored the basics of creating logic models for prevention programming. The materials from that training can be found here:


PowerPoint slides

Training […]

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Apr 9 2015
NIWAP Webinar: Healthcare: Understanding the Affordable Care Act and How it Affects Immigrant Survivors

Presented by the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project (NIWAP), in partnership with Aequitas and California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA)

Date:                          Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time:                          2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time
Cost:                           The webinar is free to all participants.

Target Audience: This webinar is provided for grantees who receive funding from the U.S. Department of […]

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Dec 12 2013
Logic models for prevention programming

July 23, 2013
2:00 – 3:30 pm

Hosts: Abby Sims and David Lee, California Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Presenter: Alexis Marbach, MPH, Rhode Island Coalition Against Domestic Violence

This web conference provided the basics on developing logic models for prevention programs. Attending this web conference (or watching a recording) is required for the August Logic Model Training (see below […]

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